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of everything, including the yellow jersey on his back. and governor "rocket" rob blagojevich, sent to a federal lock-up for 14 years for the crime of being a chicago politician. >> i thought about mandela, dr. king, gandhi. >> one of blago's old opponents in the illinois state legislature, republican mike bost, became a web star when he lost his mind in public. >> trying to be released! let my people go! >> meanwhile, down in the florida legislature, there was rigorous debate this year over the meaning of jay-z's song "9 9 problems." >> aren't you sharp as a tack? you a lawyer or something? >> in that song, aren't you sharp as ta tack or something, you should try for a lawyer or something. got you on that. >> nobody cares much about the lyrics of 2012's biggest song. it was all about the horsey dance. just as south korean rapper psi and "gangnam style" approached a billion youtube views, the research on his america-bashing past ended the good times. ♪ gangnam style >> no such problems for carly rae jepsen whose only song was planning a song into the perm hard drive of every american for all e
to save the brand, mitch mcconnell, lamar alexander, rob portman, their strategy's going to be make deals with the white house, first on the fkiscal cliff and then on guns. then the ball's going to be in the court of the house, and there's going to be nowhere to hide, no ambiguity. what's standing in the way of dealing with the fiscal cliff? speaker boehner striking a deal with a lot of democrats and some republicans. if the white house can work with the senate leadership on the republican side and senator reid and they get a deal there, that's going to put the republicans in the house on the line to say, are you together with the country and with other branch, the executive branch in the other chamber, or are you going your own way? then it's going to be up to boehner to decide what to do. >> willie, the republicans just keep playing into the president's hand. contraception this spring was the big debate. and now -- they never see it coming, like this gun debate right now, they're stuck in 1994. they think ruby ridge and waco happened the year before. they're never going to see it coming
, there's not a lot going on sort of behind the scenes. there isn't a backroom -- yes, rob neighbors who's the chief congressional liaison for the white house, he checks in daily with boehner's and mcconnell's office, but there's not real negotiations going on like we saw in the last ten days. but i also am a little bit of -- i think everybody should just go to -- you know, go to sleep, wake up on december 14th when there's about a week to go, and then you'll start seeing the serious stuff come up. then you'll start seeing the serious proposals. i continue to believe that's the path we're on, but i have to say, you know, republicans were taken aback -- they were surprised that democrats -- that the white house woke up and realized how good their hand was. and they were surprised the white house was going to play their hand as if they were in charge of the table. >> i like your idea of going to sleep. >> go to sleep. let's wake up on december 14th. >> you know, meacham has been here all morning, and he'll be back in a couple minutes, but joe klein has raised the issue of abe lincoln and t
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